OL finished the first half of the season in second place after defeating Bordeaux with 5-0 on Sunday to move ahead of reigning two-time champions Paris Saint-Germain and two points behind the leaders Marseille.

According to him, he said “No, the title is not a taboo,” he told L’Equipe.

“But we are only at the mid-point of the season. We have a very good ‘autumn champion’ in Marseille who have shown great consistency, which has not been the case for us, and then you have Paris to whom the title is normally dedicated.

“We’ll see if we are still in the race in April. We need to stay calm and not forget that it can quickly go one way or another.”

“They are a constant menace for opposing defenses but I want to also talk about the work of the midfielders,” he said. “Max (Gonalons) has been excellent, Ferri and Tolisso beside him have really taken control of the midfield.

“It is a developing team which is growing in confidence.

“We played a solid first half (against Bordeaux) and after the break, we sensed that we were a bit fresher than them and they gave us a lot of space.”

“We paid for all the little imperfections we have had in recent weeks in terms of engagement and professionalism,” he told girondins.com.

“It’s a shame because the last week has been costly for us. It’s the consequence of a relaxation which we have noticed for two or three weeks.”